What We Did on Our Holiday

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Witty and well-cast, What We Did on Our Holiday injects unlikely laughs into a story dealing with dark, difficult themes.

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While visiting family in the Scottish Highlands, a troubled couple (Rosamund Pike, David Tennant) try to put on a happy face, but their three children innocently reveal all of their biggest secrets.

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All Critics (52) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (38) | Rotten (14)

  • What We Did On Our Holiday just doesn't do or say that much, and what it does accomplish is fine at best. Oh, we should all be nicer to each other? That's the whole point of this disjointed thing? Yeah. OK.

    January 9, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Do we want to spend 95 minutes of our summer holiday watching a film about a young, squabbling, dysfunctional British family on a sham trip? Yes, we do.

    July 13, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's not what you'd call "major" cinema, but it's a breezy entertainment, particularly if you're a fan of one or more of the cast members.

    July 10, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A damp-eyed comedy whose banal title isn't the only thing needing improvement.

    July 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Underfoot is a cast of young kids given too many cutesy moments and one-liners. In the middle of it all are actors like Rosamund Pike and David Tennant.

    July 9, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Engaging but slight.

    July 9, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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  • Mar 21, 2018
    What could have had the potential to be a wonderfully EMBARRASSING, British chaos like "Death at a funeral" is a bit too cutesy with its children characters and apparently a tourism prospect for the Scottish highlands. Tennant and Pike remain a bit underchallenged, and the tone is hit and miss, trying to be dark and british and cute at the same time. Some gags still work pretty well and the ending is somewhat sweet, but there was a chance to achieve more than a TV movie here.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 13, 2017
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    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2015
    It was okay. The tone is very similar to the Outnumbered series even down to the three kids, but it isn't as good once they get to Scotland and the grandfather storyline. Meh. I'll acknowledge I am not the target audience. It's nice and plods along with some small smiles, but it wasn't really one for me.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer

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